Tag Archives: zany teapots

A teapot charm offensive  

 

Those loyal vehicles of the captivating tea beveridge are under scrutiny again for their tendency to be audacious, bold and innovative products of the unbridled imagination.  Their bemusing evolution has led to forms flowing from the incongruitive to the sublimely harmonious, which showcase unconventional shapes, imagery and clever abstractions of the clay while fulfilling a need to command attention at the table. Teapots have morphed from being functional objects for the creation of a cuppa to charming utilitarian pieces of amusement and even serious sculptural statements  As they are the centre of attention several times a day and much loved for their role in tea making, its only logical they also get utilized for artistic expression. The tea leaves must be wondering what all this grandiose presentation is about. I say all power to the humble teapot.

 

Teapots with charming and zany sublimity

   

 

Loren-Lukens ceramic teapot with abstract glaze and form in olive, mustard and green

Loren Lukens ceramic teapot

 

 

 

Michael-Hosaluk-- tri legged teapot in rusty orange with black lid and handle

Michael Hosaluk– tri legged, zigzag handle teapot

 

 

 

Flexine,-Contortionist-Sideshow-Girlesque-Series-teapot

Flexine, Contortionist Sideshow Girlesque Series teapot – Karen Porteleo

Photo Andy Titcomb-flickr

 

 

 

Yoshiro-Ikeda-teapot black/white crackle glaze over green glaze

Yoshiro Ikeda teapot

 

 

Natasha-Dikareva's-Grand-Prize-winning-teapot-'Between-East-and-West'

Natasha Dikareva teapot – ‘Between East and West’

 

 

 

Alice-in-Wonderland---Queen-of-hearts-Teapot

Queen of hearts Teapot

funteapartyideas.com

 

 

 

Michael Hosaluk teapot with amusing face

Michael Hosaluk teaware

 

 

 

John Bauman stoneware teapot pumpkin shape with curly handled lid

Pumpkin style teapot – John Bauman

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‘Brown Trout Teapot’ – Mark Chuck

 

 

 

Blackberry-Teapot by Kate Malone

Blackberry Teapot – Kate Malone

 

 

 

 

Boston-Tea-Shop

Teashop, Boston

 

 

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Porcelain Teapot – Adrian Saxe, California

In this piece Adrian combined classic Chinese ceramics with a humorous twist

Brooklyn Museum

 

 

 

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Dancing retro teapots in pastels

Lifeinmommatone – etsy

 

 

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‘Bakst Foun’   – Earthenware teapot – Noi Volkov

Press molded earthenware, hand sculpted, hand painted, glazes, oxides, and under glazes

 

 

 

 

Crimson-Laurel-Gallery-Louis-Reilly-Tea-Pot

Louis Reilly Tea Pot

Crimson Laurel Gallery

 

 

 

 

Dali-teapot by Noi Volkov abstract decoration with Dali face

Dali Teapot – Noi Volkov

http://www.noivolkov.net/

 

 

 

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Marylin Andrews

 

 

 

In-Love-with-Time Laura-Balombini mixed media teapot

‘In Love with Time’ – Laura Balombini

 

 

English-Prattware-Pottery-Bear-Shaped-Teapot,-circa-1790-1800

Bear Shaped Teapot – English Prattware Pottery

circa 1790-1800

sold on 1stDibs – John Howard

 

 

 

Found on cybillceramics.com large red, white and black teapot

Cybill Ceramics

 

 

 

Goro-Suzuki teapot with abstract decoration

Goro Suzuki

 

 

 

Yoshiro-Ikeda-teapot

Yoshiro Ikeda

 

 

 

 

Teapot-by-Coreen-Abbott - large black and white striped handle red teapot with paisley decoration and chequered lid

Coreen Abbott

 

 

 

Jim-Budde---teapot with three faces

Jim Budde

 

 

 

The-reluctant-dragon-painting by Justin-Gerard

‘The Reluctant Dragon’ – Justin Gerard

 

 

 

Hope-Warmed-Over Laura-Balombini-----mixed media artist -red teapot with clown head lid

‘Hope Warmed Over’ – Laura Balombini, NY

 

 

 

John-Pripp-Onion-teapot-Denmark

‘Onion’ teapot – John Pripp, Denmark

 

 

 

 

Chris-Theiss-On-The-Bridge-Slab-and-hand-built teapot

Chris Theiss ‘On The Bridge’ multi perspective sgraffito teapot

 

 

 

Irina Zaytceva was born in Moscow, Russia. All of Irina's works are created using highfire porcelain, with overglaze as well as underglaze painting

Russian artist Irina Zaytceva

Created using highfire porcelain, with overglaze as well as underglaze painting

 

 

 

Jacques-Blin-Teapot-Violet-Tendencies

Jacques Blin, France

 

 

 

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Helene Fielder

 

 

 

Jose-Sierra ceramic teapot in burnt orange and dark brown

Jose Sierra

 

 

 

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Rooster Teapot  – Layl McDill – Polymer Clay

 

 

Josie Jurczenia contemporary teapot

Josie Jurczenia

 

 

 

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Julia Kirillova tapot

Judith Heartsong on Flickr

 

 

 

Kaete-Brittin-Shaw---Spiral-Teapot---Porcelain

Porcelain Spiral Teapot – Kaete Brittin Shaw

 

 

 

 

Barry-Gregg-Clayworks teapot with long dog leg handle

Barry Gregg Clayworks

 

 

 

 

Larry-Spears--teapot

Larry Spears

 

 

 

Laurie-Shaman crow teapot

Laurie Shaman

 

 

 

Nancy-Adams owl teapot

Nancy Adams owl teapot

 

 

 

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Natalya Sots

 

 

 

Porcelain maker Jeroen Bechtold - modernist teapot

 Jeroen Bechtold, Denmark

 

 

 

Roberta-Polfus deep textured teapot

Roberta Polfus

 

 

 

Scott and Naomi Schoenherr-art-studio--Laguna Beach--California

Seated Elephant teapot – Scott and Naomi Schoenherr

 Laguna Beach, California

 

 

Sally-Jaffee-tea-pot

Sally Jaffee

 

 

Sandy-Terry teapot

Sandy Terry raku teapot

 

 

 

Stone Prancer Teapot by Susan Farrar Parrish-Seth-Tice-Lewis

‘Stone Prancer Teapot’ by Susan Farrar Parrish

Photo by Seth Tice Lewis

 

 

Susan-Thayer--- “You Give Me Butterflies: Appetite” 2012

“You Give Me Butterflies: Appetite” – Susan Thayer

2012

 

 

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‘Venus Revisted’ – Sandra Zeiset Richardson

 

 

Teapot-—-Red-and-Black-by-Porntip-Sangvanich

‘Teapot–Red and Black’ by Thai artist Porntip Sangvanich now residing in California

Glazed porcelain

 

 

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‘The Narghile Smoker’ tea drinking automaton by Lambert

circa 1915

 

Art-Deco-tea-pot cream and gold porelain

Art Deco automobile tea pot

 

 

 

Harris Deller teapot - geometric black lines on white

Harris Deller from Brooklyn likes to make vessels that are provocative contradictions. The porcelain clay is sturdy, the abstracted forms are whimsical and the third dimension is suppressed in varying degrees.

 

 

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Cynthia Aldrich

 

 

hanami_yoko-miyaji wooden teapot

Yoko Miyagi

 

 

 

joellyn rock_gulfware teapot

Joellyn Rock narrative teapot

 

 

 

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Joellyn Rock

 

 

 

Richard-Phethean---Oval-Teapot

Richard Phethean, UK

 

 

ripped-stoneware-teapot Elaine Pinkernell with patchwork appearance

Ripped stoneware teapot –  Elaine Pinkernell

 

 

 

Swan-with-Leda-by-the-eminently-illustrious-Roger-Michell

Swan with Leda by Roger Michell

 

 

 

Marsha-Silverman--elegant ceramic teapot in red and white

Marsha Silverman teapot

Cedar Creek Gallery, NC

 

 

Antique-Japanese-Porcelain-Hirado-Hotei-Teapot-Blue-and-White-Circa-19th-Century

Antique Japanese Porcelain Hirado Hotei Teapot

Circa 19th Century

 

 

 

Marthe-Huigens--teapo, leaves and fish painting

French artist Marthe Huigens likes to paint teapots